The Department of Mechanical Engineering at St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, conducted a two-day Faculty Development Program on Condition Monitoring, on 9th & 10th January 2017 in Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor of Academic Block – III. This FDP was an attempt to make the particpants aware of Condition Monitoring aspects of Mechanical & Electrical machines as well as to provide a platform for industry-institute people to interact & brainstorm for improvement of efficiency by using condition monitoring.
Dr Gangadharan K V, Professor & HOD, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, NITK - Surathkal was the Chief Guest of the inaugural programme. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC presided over the programme. Dr Sudheer M, HOD, Department of the Mechanical Engineering, Dr Purushotham Chippar, Organizing Seceretary were present on the dais.
The FDP was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the dignataries. Dr. Sudheer M, HOD, Mechanical Engineering introduced the Chief Guest & welcomed the gathering.
Dr Gangadharan K.V. delivered the key note address on Basics of Condition Monitoring Techniques, in which he explained various aspects related to real-time monitoring of condition of machines with an analogy of human health monitoring. He urged the participants to initiate awareness & responsibilities among educators and students towards utilizing Virtual LABs an Initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Under the National Mission on Education through ICT.
Mr Ganesh Bhatt, Head of the Maintenance Department, BASF - Mangaluru, was the second speaker of the programme. Mr Bhatt delivered a talk on Maintenance Practices in Process Industries. Later, Mr Krishna Balamurali, Principal Engineer, NV Dynamics - Bengaluru, delivered a presentation on Condition Monitoring, Specific to Vibration Analysis & Demonstration of Instruments & Measurements used in DATA Acquision & analysis.
On the second day of the programme, Dr Srinivas Pai, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NMAMIT, Nitte, delivered a talk on Condition Monitoring of Rolling Elements Bearing and Gears. Mr Keshav Nayak, MRPL - Mangaluru discussed about various aspects on Troubleshooting of Rotary Equipments in Refinery sing Vibration Analysis.
Dr Purushothama Chippar, Associate Professor - SJEC, Mangaluru, provided insights on A Step towards next Gen HUMS in Helicopters. In the afternoon session Mr Santosh C. Assistant Business Manager, AIMIL Ltd. Delivered hands-on training on latest condition monitoring equipments.The FDP concluded by a Valedictory speech by Dr Sudheer M, HOD of Mechanical Engineering Department at SJEC.
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